Another year has come and gone and I think, with hindsight, that it was a good one. Not a great
year mind you, but certainly a serviceable one.
What would have made it better was achieving either of my two perennial goals. This didn't happen. However, I did succeed in not worrying about this quite so much. I caught a small amount of shit for this though because it's unacceptable in this culture to have anything but a full out, balls-to-the-walls, positive attitude.
Anyway, I'm over half-way through the Birthday-to-Valentine's-Suicide-Season
without any depressive incidents (knock on wood), despite the fact that my physical, emotional and social shortcomings have not gone away.
So I'll continue to work at losing weight and hoping for a relationship to magically appear. Meanwhile I'll continue working on accepting
that it's not going to happen. If acceptance means less depressive incidents, it will be well worth it. Doesn't mean I'm going to give up - the journey is the point after all, and what else am I doing with my time between now and death? Do more things to enjoy myself now, instead of waiting for a partner that will never come.
Weight-loss is the part I have control over anyway, and the benefits only go up with age. I've reached a point where my weight is starting to affect my health (I suspect I have obesity-induced high-blood pressure and sleep-apnea). I'm back on the Weight Watchers wagon, but it doesn't seem too onerous - I just have to get in the habit of eating my fruits and veggies.January
was spent preparing for the Estrella road-trip.February
was the trip to Estrella and Las Vegas. The highlight of that was really the road-trip. It's always nice to find that there are people you can spend 60 hours in a car with and not want to throttle them. Plus the big SCA war and Vegas debauchery was fun.March
were fairly routine. I went to some plays, watched a few movies, hung out with friends. I made an entry that hit over 90 comments, which is a record from my LJ.June
was witness to one of the best and worst SCA events I ever attended - and it was the same event. Coronet was epic and underlined everything I like about the SCA. The Curia meeting that followed underlined everything I dislike about how the SCA operates. It was so bad it made me take a break from service for several months. I feel a little bad about that because I agreed to be on K and mommaquilter
's retinue, but then proceeded to do absolutely SFA. I'm hoping to give them a hand at Estrella this year to make up for it. I still stand by my assertions about the SCA bureaucracy however.
Also in June was AT War, which is fun, but too short to go to unless you do what I do - combine it with a mundane trip to Vancouver!July
was my trip to the East Coast (Halifax and St. John's) for H&B's wedding. The company was good and I got to see lots of cools stuff I'd have had a hard time getting around to without the excuse of a wedding. I ran to the top of Signal Hill, which I feel deserves more recognition. If you've ever walked up Signal Hill, you'll know why. Next time, more days in Halifax and less in St. John's.August
started off with Quad War, which was fun. Later SCA stuff in the month showed that I was still irritated by it.September
involved a lot of introspection and cat shit - thankfully not simultaneously. Also learned what not to do to my brain chemistry.October
had a variety of small events: I ran a half-marathon in Victoria, had Thanksgiving dinner with my Vancouver peeps, Calgary got a new Mayor and othelianna
had her once-a-year party.November
was my birthday trip to Las Vegas - it was so much fun I'm already planning my next trip out (probably a week or two after Victoria Day, in case anyone's interested).December
was mostly about the holidays.
Goals for the New Year:
- Eat better and exercise more - test this by posting a better time in this year's RV½M.
- Estrella War.
- Go to Cancun for naughtynat07 and thekillerb69's wedding.
- Attend conejita_diabla and thebrucie's wedding and be as helpful as possible seeing as how I'm in the wedding party.
- A return trip to Las Vegas.
- AT war and a summer visit to Vancouver.
- Other SCA events to include: Anything in Montengarde or Bitter End, Quad War, Whipping Winds. Be generally helpful at them. Avoid Curia at all costs lest it spoil another six months of fun.
- A half-marathon in Las Vegas?